I was given up for adoption when I was five years old, but it was an open adoption. My biological parents did not have the means to raise me, but I was allowed to maintain a relationship with them. In the last 10 years my biological father was heavily involved in drugs in alcohol and his only living relative, his 1/2 brother, told me not to contact him and refused to give him my contact information. There is no will, but it is very known that my biological father did not want any of his assests to go to his brother. What rights, if any, do I have to claim inheritance over his half brother who is also and addict and alcoholic and had a horrible relationship.
the only way you can inherit is if there was a will.
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